National Chiropractic Health Month
NCHM 2016 Will Highlight Chiropractic as a First Line of Defense Against Musculoskeletal Pain
During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2016 this October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will build on its ongoing efforts to raise public awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management in the face of the U.S. opioid epidemic with the theme and hashtag “#Chiropractic1st”.
With government agencies, respected health organizations and the media beginning to recognize and promote the use of nonpharmacologic options for chronic pain, it’s important for healthcare consumers to understand that chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and may in some cases lessen or eliminate the need for over-the-counter and prescription painkillers.
National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance held annually in October. The event helps to raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered and drug-free approach to health and wellness. NCHM strives to educate consumers about the benefits of chiropractic services and to promote the expertise of doctors of chiropractic (DCs) in helping patients reach optimal levels of health and wellness.
Return to this page in the coming weeks for more details about the 2016 observance and a link to this year's toolkit.